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Epilobium 'Calistoga'

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Species Name: Epilobium canum 'Calistoga'
Common Name: Calistoga California fuchsia

Large soft leaves give this fuchsia a lush appearance. Great hummingbird plant, orange red flowers summer to fall. Prune hard early spring to keep neat growth habit.

Plant Family: Onagraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1.5' H x 1.5 W
Growth Habit: Low, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Late Summer/Fall
Flower Color: Orange-red
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden (From the Northern Sonoma County)
Natural Habitat: Dry areas, rocky areas, gravelly areas

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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